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Ministry for endurance athletes plans local run

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Chris Gillespie, founder of Team 413 GraceRunner Ministries, was on Talk of Alabama today.  The organization is described as the largest ministry for endurance athletes in the world.

On April 13, the ministry is sponsoring a half-marathon and 4.13K run/walk. You can sign up at  The race is in Homewood.

Gillespie explains the name Team 413 on his website. "In Philippians 4:13 Paul declares that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  While I will never be able to run a mile in five minutes, I can start the race, run with perseverance during the race, and finish strong.  We believe that Christ enables us to use our gifts, talents, blessings, tests, trials, and troubles to share His love with others.  For those of us who have a personal relationship with Him, He asks us to know Him and make Him known – this is our calling!"


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